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Looking Glass Factory

Looking Glass Factory

Looking Glass Factory is a 3D holographic display built by The Factory founded by Shawn Frayne.

The Looking Glass was launched onto Kickstarter on July 24th, 2018.

The Looking Glass displays 45 unique interlaced views of 3D scenes at 60 FPS, has an optical film coating to sharpen subpixels. It uses traces to provide front and back depth cues. It also has various optical film layers, protective layers for the the screen and a lenticular lens to distribute 45 different view points to the observer allowing multiple people to view the 3D object at once. A high refractive index material shifts the focal plane.

The Looking Glass is compatible with magic leap allowing interaction with the object. It is also compatible with blender, 3D model importer, Unity and comes in 2 models: the 'standard looking glass' with a 8.9" screen and the 'large looking glass' at 15.6". It operates using HDMI and a USB power cable.

Timeline

July 13, 2021
Looking Glass launches second-gen holographic displays.
July 24, 2018
The Looking Glass launched to Kickstarter

Looking glass within 48 hours raised approximately $500,000 of pre sales.

Funding rounds

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Put holograms in your home with The Looking Glass display

Chaim Gartenberg

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Luke Dormehl
January 8, 2021
Digital Trends
Wouldn't it be great to be able to transform any boring, flat image into a three-dimensional hologram for your viewing pleasure? A startup promises just that.
Brian Heater
January 6, 2021
TechCrunch
Last month, Looking Glass Factory introduced the Portrait, its first offering for a more general audience. The device utilizes the company's impressive holographic imaging technology for a far more accessible form factor - a technically impressive digital photo frame, put simply. Of course, one of the biggest question marks for technology like this is always [...]
Ian Carlos Campbell
December 4, 2020
The Verge
Looking Glass Factory has announced a new version of its holographic display called the Looking Glass Portrait. The display can use portrait mode photos from your smartphone to create simple holographic images with a 58 degree viewing angle. The Looking Glass Portrait is available on Kickstarter today for $199 afterwards the price shifts to $249 for the remainder of the campaign.
AlleyWatch
May 26, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech

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